Vox Pop | Coaches react to ISSA rule change ahead of Champs 2017

first_imgMichael Clarke (Calabar) The decision is a retrograde one and I hope it is a move in the right direction. On the other hand, they could see it as a progressive step as they are thinking about the future for these athletes and they are thinking of the participation of more students at these Championships. Danny Hawthorne (Wolmer’s Boys’ School) From a health-wise perspective, I think this is a good decision as the principals are thinking about the protection of the athletes. This will not affect our team as we are in the building process and with this it will help in maximising the efforts of more students. David Riley (Excelsior High) The principals have made their decision and we just have to work with it. This will not affect my team adversely as we are always working on developing athletes, especially in hurdling. The timing could have been better but we will just have to proceed and do what we have to do by producing good athletes. John Mair (Vere Technical) The timing is bad to implement these changes in the middle of the season and will definitely affect my team especially in the sprints. If you can’t beat them you have to join them and I am not surprised with the decision as coaches have no say on what goes on and are not given any respect. Michael Dyke (Edwin Allen High) I think more time should have been given to sensitise the coaches. However, a decision has been made and we have to work with it. This will definitely help bigger teams like mine and it will also help with more participation and more athletes will be given a chance to compete. This is difficult for the smaller teams which usually have limited athletes to maximise with and I am hoping this decision will not affect the quality of performances going forward.last_img read more

HUGE QUEUES AT GALWAY PUBS AS ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ GETS UNDERWAY

first_imgTHERE were massive queues outside of many Galway City pubs today as an unofficial ‘Donegal Tuesday’ drinking session gets underway.The event has been slammed by official students union bodies.This picture of one queue – near the Hole in the Wall pub – was posted on a Galway taxi company Twitter feed earlier. Last year Gardai made a number of arrests.A Facebook page supporting the event says: “Paint Galway town green & gold for the day, have a good one, look after yourselves and your friends and please drink responsibly”, the page said.The official Rag Week was done away with in 2011 because of anti-social activity.  HUGE QUEUES AT GALWAY PUBS AS ‘DONEGAL TUESDAY’ GETS UNDERWAY was last modified: February 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal TuesdayDrinkingGalwayrag weeklast_img read more

Mailbag Wednesday: Who would win a cage fight between OSU athletes?

first_img.@pistolsguy On a scale of 1 to JW on the roof of the stadium how comfortable are you with Yurcich at the reins of our offense?— John Stotts (@OkieStotts) September 17, 2014 This made me laugh, if nothing else. OSU was No. 41 in the country in 2013 in points per drive which is decent, but not great. They’ve been pretty average again this year, too. He’s certainly not blowing me away with his work but again he’s following Dana and Monken which is like Toni Kukoc trying to become the alpha dog in Chicago after Scottie and Michael said so long. It’s just never going to look the same.The dirty little secret of all of this, though, is that he was tremendous with Chelf at the helm last season. Why is that a dirty little secret? Because the common denominator between the beginning of last season and the beginning of this season has two initials and one hand in his pants.[Les Miles raises two fingers, Les Miles raises one finger] Welcome back to Mailbag Wednesday — where the JW hate is not real, the Tyreek love is, and the takes are so hot you might need a fire-retardant suit to handle them.Let’s get to work…@pistolsguy Who would you rather go on a double-date with? Gundy & Kristen, Glenn & Jeannine, or Boone & Madeleine?— Sugar Skull Pistol Pete (@Sugar_Skull_PP) September 17, 2014Coming out of the gate hot, I see. I feel like Gundy would be the type who would complain about the temperature of his food and potentially send it back which would be annoying and uncomfortable. Spencer might order soup and then just open the back of his throat, pour it in, leave a $20, and go watch some film.I think the obvious answer here is Boone. First, he’d definitely pay. Nobody his age with that much money goes to dinner with somebody my age and doesn’t pay. So that would be cool.We’d go somewhere baller, for sure — I might have to dust off the sport coat which would be fine with me as long as the food was good, which it would be. Plus, as Will pointed out, things could get interesting PFB-wise…@Sugar_Skull_PP @pistolsguy Boone for sure. Can you imagine how quotable that guy would be after putting away a few bottles of wine?— ?? Will Klose (@lonestarpoke) September 17, 2014By the way, I don’t think Madeline is in the picture anymore. If she was, I sure as HELL wouldn’t mention Ofa Hautau. @pistolsguy if you put every OSU athlete the last 5 years (wrestlers excluded) in a steel cage death match, who is the lone survivor?— Nolan (@nolancox) September 17, 2014What a question! I’m going back to the 2009 football team because technically that’s the 2009-10 school year which is five calendar years from now (and I wanted Dez to be included).The favorites would be Russell Okung, Matt Pilgrim, Richetti Jones, Darrell Williams, Marcus Smart, Nigel Nicholas, Steve Mocco (football!), Jeremy Smith, James Castleman, Calvin Barnett, and Ugo Chinasa.Dez, Justin Gent, Torre Johnson would be my sleepers because I think they might all be a little insane.[1. Justin Gent?! Yeah, the same Justin Gent who tried to take his helmet back from the training staff after he got concussed in a game.]I’m going to say Jeremy Smith[1. I would say Mocco but he wrestled too so I’m taking him out of it. He’s disqualified because of the singlet.] would win because there has to be something he’s elite at with that kind of body, right? Torre would scare me, I wouldn’t want any part of him or Crazy Dez if they got going.There are other questions, though: How many elbows would Soucek and Gaskins land? Who would be out first? Probably Alex Budke or a golfer, right? Could Brandon Weeden knock someone out by throwing a football? Would Herschel Sims try to steal everybody’s money while they all fought? Would the Cox brothers, the Chelf brothers, or the Koenig brothers last longer collectively? Would JW punch right-handed or left-handed?This could be a series of posts — maybe a book. @pistolsguy is Tyreek not scoring a touchdown through 3 games a Yurcich problem or a Tyreek problem?— Kyle Boone (@Kyle__Boone) September 17, 2014Well the first game he was just a little unlucky but the last two games it’s kind of felt like he was the oversized kid in peewee who just gets the ball and has 11 guys chasing him.That’s a Yurcich problem to me — though one that’s easily correctable.Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 4.03.55 PMIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more